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Constantine

Rarely has the question "What the hell?" been more appropriate. An uneven amalgamation of the brilliant and the preposterous, Constantine left me by turns intrigued, confused, and wary. The recipe calls for some ingredients that are compelling, o...

Run Time: 1:57
U.S. Release Date: 2005-02-18
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Francis Lawrence
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Shia LeBeouf, ...
Hunger Games, The: Catching Fire

Have we reached a point where the term "young adult literature" has become pejorative? Have books like Twilight and its ilk promulgated a negative connotation? If Stephenie Meyer's scribblings represent an exhibition for the prosecution, perhaps Su...

Run Time: 2:26
U.S. Release Date: 2013-11-21
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Disturbing Images)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Francis Lawrence
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Jeffrey Wright, Philip Seymour Hoffman, ...
Hunger Games, The: Mockingjay - Part 1

Apologists will no doubt argue that bifurcating Suzanne Collins' final novel in The Hunger Games cycle, Mockingjay, is the right way to go. There's no doubt that stretching it over 4+ hours allows for a more complete adaptation, but movies are diff...

Run Time: 2:03
U.S. Release Date: 2014-11-21
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION
Director: Francis Lawrence
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Jeffrey Wright, Elizabeth Banks, ...
Hunger Games, The: Mockingjay Part 2

Another so-called YA (Young Adult) motion picture property has reached its cinematic conclusion. Billed as “the next big thing” 3 1/2 years ago with the release of the first Hunger Games movie, the series has lived up to its hype. The mov...

Run Time: 2:16
U.S. Release Date: 2015-11-20
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Science Fiction/Action
Director: Francis Lawrence
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Mahershala Ali, Sam Claflin, ...
I Am Legend

I Am Legend, the third cinematic adaptation of Richard Matheson's novel, has been in development for a very long time. Originally slated to star Arnold Schwarzenegger and be directed by Ridley Scott, this movie has kicked around for so long that b...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2007-12-14
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Mature Themes)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Francis Lawrence
Cast: Will Smith
Red Sparrow

Red Sparrow is a deliciously perverse, unflinchingly violent thriller – a modern-day espionage tale that breaks with the tradition of making the spy business the purview of suave and debonair characters. With a story that argues that the Col...

Run Time: 2:20
U.S. Release Date: 2018-03-02
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Sexual Content, Nudity, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Francis Lawrence
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, ...
Water for Elephants

The primary draw for Water for Elephants is the pairing of Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson (ignore the ten year age gap) in a love story based on the best-selling novel by Sara Gruen. Sadly, passion and romance are two ingredients missing fr...

Run Time: 2:03
U.S. Release Date: 2011-04-22
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Content, Violence)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Francis Lawrence
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, Christoph Waltz, ...